When we found out that this kid's clothing store chain filed Chapter 11, there was talk that the company would do whatever they could to restructure so they would remain open. Well it was announced that they will be closing several of the stores in the Capital Region. There are four Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores in the Capital Region. We shop these clothing stores regularly and were worried when the story first came out that the local stores may be at risk. We now know that three out of the four stores will unfortunately close forever.

It looks as if the Gymboree store in Wilton Mall will close and the Crazy 8 kid's clothing stores in Saratoga and Queensbury will also be closing. The only store that seemed to be spared in the Capital Region was Crazy 8's in Colonie Center.

I understand that many people shop online and the company had to downsize to compete with the online shoppers. It's just unfortunate that we are losing three of our four quality kid's clothing stores. We really like the quality of their clothes and the convenience of their locations.

Will you miss these stores or are you more of an online shopper anyway?